Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DOTHER, n. ne. and sn.Sc. form of Eng. daughter. Also dotheer (Mry.1 1925), †dauther. Cf. Dather. [′dɔθər, ′doθər (see P.L.D. § 138)] ne.Sc. 1884  D. Grant Lays (1908) 73:
Lan'in' her into the oxter O' the souter's dother, Kate.
L.Bnff. 1934  J. M. Caie Kindly North 45:
Twin dothers o' yon rugged sires, . . . The Dee an' Don atween them haud A granite jewel, silver grey.
Abd. 1768  A. Ross Helenore 66:
Aunt an' dauther sought her far an' near.
Abd. 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xix.:
She wudna be your dother to dee onything like that.
Ags. 1920  A. Gray Songs 74:
I thocht your dother micht tak' me.

[Dothir, dother are found in O.Sc. from 1493.]

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